MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Before the Dolphins’ home opener Sunday, fans were offered free skin cancer screenings.
The first 100 fans to get screened during the 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. event received free tickets to the St. Louis Rams game on October 14.READ MORE: ‘This Is Not Acceptable’: North Miami Councilwoman Upset Over Images Of Border Patrol Agents With Whips Chasing Down Haitian Migrants
Additionally, melanoma patients were on the field before the game, and a board-certified dermatologist was on-hand to provide a medical perspective on melanoma.READ MORE: Florida Revised COVID-19 School Rule Short Circuits Legal Challenge By Five School Districts
For the Miami Dolphins, skin cancer hits close to home. In 2010, CFO Mark Brockelman lost his wife to melanoma at the young age of 45. Residents of sunshine state should be especially vigilant about protecting themselves against the disease as the sun’s UV rays are a risk factor for melanoma.MORE NEWS: Texas-Style Abortion Bill Filed In Florida
The event also enabled three fans who attended June’s screening event a “rich” opportunity. At halftime, each person kicked a field goal from the 40-yard line for a chance to win $10,000.